Sourcebook on Rhetoric

Sourcebook on Rhetoric

© 2001 | 675 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book is designed to introduce readers to the language of contemporary rhetorical studies. The book format is an alphabetized glossary (with appropriate cross listings) of key terms and concepts in contemporary rhetorical studies. An introductory chapter outlines the definitional ambiguities of the central concept of rhetoric itself. The primary emphasis is on the contemporary tradition of rhetorical studies as it has emerged in the discipline of speech communication. Each entry in the glossary ranges in length from a few paragraphs to a short essay of a few pages. Where appropriate, examples are provided to further illustrate the term or concept. Each entry will be accompanied by a list of references and additional readings to direct the reader to other materials of possible interest.
H. W. Simons
Introduction: On Defining Rhetoric as an Object Intellectual Inquiry
Glossary of Concepts
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Author

Great reference book. I've decided to use Borchers's Introduction to Rhetorical Theory for my introductory rhetoric course. But I will consider using this book for my other rhetoric courses in the next semesters.

Dr Elif Guler
English Dept, Old Dominion University
April 29, 2011
Key features

 Book is focused on the ideas directly employed by rhetorical scholars in speech communication.

The book includes the concepts of classic rhetoric but envelopes them in a contemporary perspective.

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